The ACRS is recruiting volunteer mentors to offer scientific journal paper-writing guidance for LMIC road safety professionals who are interested to make a submission to the JRS for publication of peer-review or contributed articles. The mentors are expected to provide guidance for LMIC authors in preparation of a manuscript and in addressing reviewer comments. All mentors under this program are volunteers who are generously offering their valuable time and expertise.
In order to ensure the best match between authors and mentors we ask that interested authors provide us with the topic of your paper, countries of origin and workplace, and contact details. By submitting your expression of interest, you are agreeing to acting professionally and with courtesy as well as to sharing your contact details with possible mentors. However, the information you provide below will not be shared outside the management of this mentorship program.
The JRS Managing Editor will assess the match between mentee and mentor based on the mentee’s paper topic and mentor’s areas of expertise and will contact the possible mentor to confirm that s/he is happy to share the contact details with the mentee before the mentorship arrangement is made.
LMIC authors are able to take advantage of this opportunity for one paper per year. The period of mentorship is expected to be up to 18 months but this may be negotiated between the mentor and mentee.
Taking advantage of this opportunity does not preclude you to be a reviewer or editor for the papers submitted to the JRS. However, your mentor will not be able to review the paper for which you received mentoring.
We thank you in advance for participating in this important ACRS initiative supported by the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development.
Any JRS related query, please contact
Dr Chika Sakashita
Managing Editor, JRS